Citizens’ observers demand transparent drafting of new election law in Armenia


Citizen’s election observers urge the Armenian authorities to safeguard transparency of the process of drafting the new election law and to include all relevant experts, representatives of the civil society and the political parties in the process. The authorities should establish an updated voter register and provide proper voter lists, cancel undue restrictions of the observers’ rights and introduce cameras at the polling stations with live stream on internet. Citizens’ observers should be given the right to file complaints against the voting results if serious violations of the election law were documented. During the preparations for the constitutional referendum and on the voting day on 6 December 2015, mass violations of the voters and observers rights were documented by over one thousand of citizens’ observers deployed to all regions of Armenia. The EPDE experts prepared a comprehensive analysis which provides statistical evidence of massive manipulations of the voting results at the high number of the polling stations.


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